Perfection makes us thrive.
Perfection makes us step out of our comfort zone.
Perfection makes us get better. And better. And better.
Perfection makes us unstoppably successful.
Well, that’s not my experience.
Perfection makes me shrink.
Perfection makes me wanna curl up in ball and hide from the world.
Perfection hates making mistakes and makes me do everything to avoid failing.
Perfection holds endless conversations in my mind explaining with vigor why I shouldn’t do something.
Perfection makes me feel defeated and throw in the towel.
Perfection overwhelms me with mile high expectations of who I’m supposed to be.
Perfection loves to tell me how stupid and silly my dreams are.
Perfection makes me give up. On me.
Perfection makes me forget myself and live out someone else’s expectations instead.
Perfection constantly reminds me how I fall short when compared to others.
Perfection is the great pretender – pretending to be cool on the outside but full of harsh self talk on the inside.
Perfection makes me do things half-heartedly, constantly worrying about what you might say about me, instead of focusing all my energy on the thing I’m doing.
Perfection makes me believe I’m not smart enough. Not funny enough. Not interesting enough.
And when I believe that I do anything but stepping out of my comfort zone.
And when I believe that I do anything but thrive.
In fact, I’m not living my life.
I’m putting it on hold till I’m perfect.
This blog post has got a twin sister! Check out next Monday’s blog post “Imperfection keeps us stuck in mediocrity. (And other lies we tell ourselves.)“
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